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7 Days Africa Big five Safari Photographic Tour Adventure

7 Days Africa Big five Safari Photographic Tour Adventure or an adventurous trip in Africa would offer you numerous photographic opportunities that you would forever cherish; can you imagine getting close to the famous Big five to get your best shot, experiencing the wildebeest migration and taking the shot of the year as the wildebeest struggle to cross Mara river, or viewing over a million pink flamingos feeding on alkaline at Lake Nakuru.

7 Days Africa Big five Safari Photographic Tour Adventure  is limited to small group sizes, allowing you to better connect with your professional photographer guides and to ensure you make the most of every wildlife encounter. One-on-one attention is guaranteed on every trip, but if you’d prefer a more personalized and tailor-made experience, you may want to consider a private safari tour instead. 7 Days Africa Big five Safari Photographic Tour Adventure  offers a great opportunity to see Africa’s iconic animals – including Elephants, Lions, Cheetahs, Leopards and Giraffes – in vast wildlife conservancies where they are free and protected in their natural habitat.

7 Days Africa Big five Safari Photographic Tour Adventure

A photography Holiday in Africa can be full of unique experience for photographers of all ages and capabilities. Whether you are a beginner learning the basics or a professional trying to get to the next level, we can work with you to plan your dream photography holiday in Africa. Hone your photography skills and capture all the magic from your game drives on a photographic safari — the ultimate tour for photography enthusiasts. 7 Days Africa Big five Safari Photographic Tour Adventure packages is led by professional photographers.

One of the most important unspoken wildlife photography rules is: observe, don’t disturb. Wildlife should always come first, so ensure you’re taking every effort to minimize disturbances that may occur while you’re taking photos. Remember that when you’re out photographing in the wild, you are in other species terrain — so, be slow, quiet, and try your best not to disturb wild animals as they go about their business. Become part of the landscape rather than an intrusion upon it.

Service Summary
7 Days Africa Big five Safari Photographic Tour Adventure
Service Type
7 Days Africa Big five Safari Photographic Tour Adventure
Provider Name
Claudious Tours,
Nairobi,Kenya,Africa-00100,
Telephone No.+254714729600
Area
Sweetwaters, Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara National Park
Description
7 Days Africa Big five Safari Photographic Tour Adventure or an adventurous trip in Africa would offer you numerous photographic opportunities that you would forever cherish;

7 Days Africa Big five Safari Photographic Tour Adventure

You don’t have to be a seasoned pro to join a photographic safari! Tour options are available for every skill level, from absolute beginners to experts and everyone in between. The only requirement is that you know the ins and outs of your camera and have an understanding of photography basics (including settings like aperture, shutter speed, and ISO). Whether it’s an early morning game drive, an afternoon bush walk, or a sunset hot air balloon ride, every safari excursion offers endless opportunities for unique and spectacular wildlife photos. Boasting unbeatable vistas, an astounding amount of wildlife and spectacular big-game viewing, Serengeti National Park and the Masai Mara are two of Africa’s top national parks for a photo safari.

When you read about an African safari, the word ‘Big Five will often come up. Tour operators use the word to refer to some of the most popular wildlife in Africa. The ‘Big Five includes the Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Leopard and Rhino. The word was originally used by hunters, to refer to the five most difficult and dangerous animals to hunt in Africa, after abolishing hunting in most countries in Africa, tour operators took the word ‘Big Five coined it to refer to the five most popular wildlife to watch in Africa, Of course there are other animals like Cheetah, hippo, gorilla, giraffe, wildebeest and crocodiles that are also popular but not to the level of the Big five.

In East Africa, The main countries to spot all the Big Five is Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda; in each of these countries there are protected national game parks, national reserves and wildlife conservancies that you can visit and watch the all the big five.

Itineraries

Day 1

Nairobi – Sweetwaters Game Sanctuary

Welcome! Karibu Kenya! Early in the morning (7:30 am) meet and greet by our bonfire representative who will brief you on the safari before departing to Sweetwater’s passing through the coffee, pineapple and tea plantations of central Kenya arriving in time for lunch the Sweetwater’s Wildlife Sanctuary. This is a beautiful private game reserve offers spectacular views of Mount Kenya and home to rare species such as Beisa oryx, Rothschild’s giraffe and black rhino. Game drives here reveal the full range of African wildlife including lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant and hippo. Enjoy a private visit with the tame animals at the wildlife orphanage. Observe chimps from the Jane Good all Institute at the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary. Dinner and overnight at Serena Sweetwaters Luxury Tented Camp or Similar (Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast) /Similar

Day 2

Sweetwaters- Lake Nakuru National park

Breakfast then depart the lodge for Lake Nakuru National park arriving in good time for lunch at sarova lion hill lodge or similar. Afternoon game drives followed by dinner and overnight stay at the lodge. Lake Nakuru’s claim to fame is anchored on its flamingo’s and the over 400 species of birds found here. The lake itself is a soda lake on the floor of the rift valley. The sight of the at times millions of flamingos is quite spectacular. From a distance the lake appears ringed in pink. The Lake has also earned a reputation as an important haven for endangered species- particularly the Rothschild Giraffe and the black and white rhino. Lions, waterbuck, buffalo and baboons are all residents here. Dinner and overnight at the Sarova Lion Hill Lodge or Similar (Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast) or similar.

Day 3

Lake Nakuru National park – Maasai Mara

Driving across the Great Rift Valley to Masai Mara, arriving in time for lunch. After lunch an evening game viewing will follow in search of black-manned lion, elephant, leopard, cheetah, and buffalo along with varied species of hoofed animals. Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge or similar. (Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast) or Similar.

Day 4

Full Day at Masai Mara National Reserve

Spend the day in Maasai Mara, Kenya’s most popular game sanctuary where you will have the best opportunity of spotting the Big Five – lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant. Game drives are flexible, with the option of going out with picnic lunch boxes to spend entire day in the park. Dinner and Overnight at overnight at Mara Ngeche Camp or similar. (Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast) or similar.

Day 5

Full Day at Masai Mara National Reserve

Breakfast and depart with packed lunches for a full day exploring the park in search of the Big 5 and other wild game The breathtaking views overlook the Mara plains with Serengeti in the back ground. Optional hot air balloon safari can be arranged at an extra cost of US$ 450 per personThis set of days (5 in total) will be hosted by driver Guide using 4x4 Land Cruiser jeep.you will spend nearly all your time during the day out in the Mara Reserve looking for photo opportunities and find a shady acacia under which to take lunch .The evenings will be spent together chatting about the day’s sightings before retiring to bed in your beautifully appointed tent/...Meal plan – Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner.

Day 6

Full Day at Masai Mara National Reserve

Check out of the camp and proceed for further game drives in the vast Masai Mara plains in search of the big 5 – Check inn at Mara Ashnil Luxury camp where you spend 2 nights as you trail the wildebeest herds. A spectacle worth seeing is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle from Serengeti plains across the Tanzania border and the Mara River to reach Masai Mara grazing fields from late June. The dramatic crossing of the river and the preying on the migrants by predators can be viewed from early July to October. The reserve abounds with birdlife since dose to about 452 species has been recorded. Hot air balloon safaris are readily available in this park

Day 7

Masai Mara to Nairobi

Breakfast at the lodge, then check out to start the journey back to Nairobi. You will arrive in the afternoon, and we will drop you off at your hotel in Nairobi or at airport for your flight back home. We highly recommend extending your stay with a few nights to the beautiful beaches of Mombasa.
7 Days Africa Big five Safari Photographic Tour Adventure Includes

Extensive Game drives
All meals included while on safari
Full Board Accommodation while on Safari
All applicable Game Park entrance fees
Safari vehicles carry mineral water
Guaranteed window seating with open top for easy photography
Guaranteed departures for two or more passengers booking this safari
Professional Photographic Safari guide
Round trip transport from Nairobi to and Back
Transport in 4×4 Toyota Mini Van

Service Summary
7 Days Africa Big five Safari Photographic Tour Adventure
Service Type
7 Days Africa Big five Safari Photographic Tour Adventure
Provider Name
Claudious Tours,
Nairobi,Kenya,Africa-00100,
Telephone No.+254714729600
Area
Sweetwaters, Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara National Park
Description
7 Days Africa Big five Safari Photographic Tour Adventure or an adventurous trip in Africa would offer you numerous photographic opportunities that you would forever cherish;
7 Days Africa Big five Safari Photographic Tour Adventure Excludes

International Airfare
A visit to a Masai Village
Accommodations in Nairobi
Cost of obtaining passport and visas
Gratuity for your professional driver guide, Porterage/ waiters at hotels
Sundowner bush cocktails and bush dinner
Membership in Flying Doctors Society – Emergency air rescue
Optional Hot Air Ballooning (cost per person is 470 US Dollars), Nature walks etc
Personal expenses such traveling insurance, excess baggage fee, communication charges that include, laundry, emails, faxes and phone calls beverages including luxury champagne, luxury spirits, beer, wines during meals or meals not indicated in the itinerary

Service Summary
7 Days Africa Big five Safari Photographic Tour Adventure
Service Type
7 Days Africa Big five Safari Photographic Tour Adventure
Provider Name
Claudious Tours,
Nairobi,Kenya,Africa-00100,
Telephone No.+254714729600
Area
Sweetwaters, Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara National Park
Description
7 Days Africa Big five Safari Photographic Tour Adventure or an adventurous trip in Africa would offer you numerous photographic opportunities that you would forever cherish;

Map

Service Summary
7 Days Africa Big five Safari Photographic Tour Adventure
Service Type
7 Days Africa Big five Safari Photographic Tour Adventure
Provider Name
Claudious Tours,
Nairobi,Kenya,Africa-00100,
Telephone No.+254714729600
Area
Sweetwaters, Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara National Park
Description
7 Days Africa Big five Safari Photographic Tour Adventure or an adventurous trip in Africa would offer you numerous photographic opportunities that you would forever cherish;
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    Available Seats: 16

    Adult ( 16 - 16 Pax ) $2,400.00 $2,399.98 /Person

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A1: Practically all our safaris are customized to individual groups according to bookings making them individual group safaris however there are instances when one wishes to join a group; in those cases we can make such an arrangement for our client depending on seat availability and date of travel. For those joining groups we would normally suggest the 3 Days Masai Mara Safari, 4 days Maasai Mara and Lake Nakuru Tour, 2 Days and 3 Days Tsavo Tour and overnight trips to Mount Kenya as these are popular trips that run every other day.

A3: Safaris can be undertaken in East Africa throughout the year with the best seasons being during the warmer seasons when the sun is at the equator mainly between December to February and July to September. The other months are cooler with tropical storms sometimes ruining the game viewing, mountain climbing or beach holidays. The prices at these low hotel occupancy seasons however results in bargains for the traveler as we are able to offer rates that are lower to compensate for the reduced hotel prices.

A4: January, February, August and September (Peak Mountain Climbing Season)
The three months are good for mountain hiking, the period is just after the short rain season, the skies are clear and the views from the mountains are fantastic.

March to July (Low Season for Mountain Climbing)
This is the long rainy season, you can still hike but remember to be dressed for the weather and please be concerned about your safety as the paths are slippery during this period. There is not much to see except the challenge that is posed by the wet climb. Tropical rain comes in bursts and lasts a few hours, mostly in the mornings and afternoons. The rains freshen up the nature and often enhance the trekking experience. Note that hiking is not closed durring the wet season and that there are fewer people climbing these three East African Mountains; namely Mt Kenya, Mt Kilimanjaro and Mt Rwenzori.

November and December (Shoulder Mountain Climbing Season)
This is the short rainy season in East Africa but with the climate change that is being experienced you just might be lucky to find the mountains dry. The rains during this period are experienced at short intervals with one or two days going without rain.

A5: During the long rains and short rains their are fewer visitors and so the prices come tumbling down. This is the best time to travel for the the bargainer. Hotel prices are down and tour operators offer competitive prices. This period is between March and June covering the long rains period and between October and November during the short rains. The downside on Wildlife Safaris is that it is harder to spot the animals because of the long grass and the continual rains plus it is easier to get stuck while on game drives. The up-side is that there are fewer crowds and so you have the wilderness all to yourself.

Kenya enjoys a mild tropical climate. The average annual temperature for the capital city, Nairobi (altitude 4,980 feet) is 77ºF maximum and 56ºF minimum. The coastal town of Mombasa (altitude 50 feet) is 86ºF maximum and 73ºF minimum. There is plenty of sunshine all the year round and summer clothes are worn throughout the year. However, it is usually cool at night and early in the morning. The long rains occur from April to June and short rains from October to December. The rainfall is sometimes heavy and when it does come it often falls in the afternoons and evenings. The hottest period is from February to March and coolest in July to August.

A7: Yes, visitors require a visa to enter Kenya. For details, please consult the Kenyan Embassy or Consulate nearest to you or alternatively apply for a visa online by logging onto: http://www.evisa.go.ke/evisa.html

A8: A health certificate is not a requirement for travel to Kenya unless traveling from a Yellow Fever zone. It is highly recommended that travelers to Kenya take precautions against Malaria starting a few weeks before travel and continuing with your prophylaxis a few weeks after travel to be on the safe side ( please remember that prevention is better than cure ). Please consult your doctor prior to departure.

A9: East Africa is no different from any other place in the world. However the usual precaution should be observed. Avoid displaying expensive possessions; walking through unlit urban areas at night, and follow the guide's instructions in the bush. It is also recommended that you leave valuables and airline tickets in the hotel's safe.

A10: The official currency is the Kenya Shilling. Visitors to Kenya can exchange foreign currency at banks or authorized hotels and Foreign Exchange Bureaux. Most international currencies are easy to exchange in Kenya. Travelers cheques are widely accepted, and many hotels and restaurants accept credit cards. Most Banks in Kenya are equipped to advance cash on major international credit cards. There are no restrictions on the amount of foreign currency that can be brought into Kenya. Anyone wishing to take more than Kenya Shillings 500,000 out of the country will require written authorization from the Central Bank.

Tanzania and Uganda also accept foreign currency and credit cards but to a lesser extent. Please convert most of your currency in the major urban areas into the local shillings (the exchange rates are better in the cities) as doing so in the rural areas offer veritable challenges and this might create hurdles for the traveler.

English is the “language of communication” in East Africa. It is widely spoken in hotels, restaurants and visitor establishments. Swahili is East Africa’s national language. A little Swahili goes a long way in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, especially in the rural areas. It is worth learning a little, and most locals are thrilled to hear visitors attempt to use any Swahili at all. For example, “Jambo” means hello and is often the first word learnt by visitors to Kenya.

Mount Kenya Climbing Facts

Service Summary
7 Days Africa Big five Safari Photographic Tour Adventure
Service Type
7 Days Africa Big five Safari Photographic Tour Adventure
Provider Name
Claudious Tours,
Nairobi,Kenya,Africa-00100,
Telephone No.+254714729600
Area
Sweetwaters, Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara National Park
Description
7 Days Africa Big five Safari Photographic Tour Adventure or an adventurous trip in Africa would offer you numerous photographic opportunities that you would forever cherish;

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